I Love Hot Glue: Felt Bow Tutorial

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I've been wanting to do a refresher on my girls bows & hair clips for a while, so I looked around for some ideas for stuff to make them and I remembered Lou & Lee.

Source: etsy.com via Rosemary on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Rosemary on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Rosemary on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Rosemary on Pinterest

They have some really really cute stuff (their shop is on vacation right now, but once they're back you can check them out), and I fell in love with these felt bows, so I decided to make some for the girls. Then I got kind of obsessed and made 4 in each color. It's a good start to a Spring/Summer Bow collection- and now here's a Felt Bow Tutorial so you can make your own!

Hot glue Gun
Hot glue sticks
Alligator clips

That's it. Easy as pie.

Step One:
Cut 2 strips of felt- One 7" x 1.5" piece for the body, and one 4" x 1" piece for the center.

Step Two:
Fold the body piece in half hot-dog style and snip the corners off to notch the ends.

Step Three:
Fold the body piece like so:

Step Four:
Add Hot Glue to the center of the fold and the underside of the fold.

Step Five:
Repeat with the other end of the body piece. It should look like this:

Step Six:
Glue one end of the center piece to the back of the body

Step Seven:
Wrap the center piece around the front tightly to pinch the middle of the bow and hot glue in back. Trim any excess center strip off.

Step Eight:
Clip an alligator clip to a piece of felt and cut around in rectangle. Hot glue to the back side of your bow.

The End. Now go forth and multiply these bows in every color to make your own collection.


  1. Ok I am laughing so hard! I just made like 50 of these this weekend for my Etsy shop. We may share the same brain!

  2. This is totally similar to how my day was today. Can I just say now that having a niece is the greatest thing for the mother of a boy?? EVER! I made a badrillion garter belt, ruffle headbands. Gah!